Last week Pinterest became the fastest growing website…ever. I consult with and teach social media for nonprofits and before each semester I try to find a new thing to add to the curriculum. This semester, pinterest.
First, what is pinterest? I like to say it is the internet, but curated. It is essentially a visual bookmarking tool with a social media angle. Here is a good overview wiki article. http://bit.ly/whetI0
It started out to be fairly female dominated but over the last six months men, brands, and a few nonprofits have started migrating over. So in the mix of everything you need to do as a nonprofit, is pinterest worth your time? The easy answer is probably yes.
It really depends on your organization’s ability and need to tell your story. Pinterest would be perfect for a museum, garden, a humane society. If you are already using a visual storytelling engine like Tumblr or Flickr, pinterest would be a great and easy tie in.
For detailed examples and a list of 7 ways you can use Pinterest, download the Tactical Guide for Nonprofits.
Pinterest For Nonprofits Download Here
Want to learn more? Here are some links on Pinterest